Ho Man Tin Station is not in Ho Man Tin

Ho Man Tin Station is not in Ho Man Tin

MTR Kwun Tong Line was extended with two new stations added this month, called “Ho Man Tin” and “Whampoa”. However, “Ho Man Tin” station is a complete misnomer: it is not located in Ho Man Tin at all, similar to “Lai Chi Kok” station which is located in Cheung Sha Wan.

Ho Man Tin Station is located at former Valley Road Estate, as the name suggests, near Valley Road. That particular place has its own name: Lo Lung Hang (老龍坑), which can be found in old maps. In contrast, Ho Man Tin is actually on the other side of the hill (Quarry Hill where Ho Man Tin Estate is located on, and No. 12 Hill where Oi Man Estate is located on), about 2 km away from the station. As the station is far from Ho Man Tin proper, it mainly serves the neighbourhood of Hung Hom, rather than Ho Man Tin. If you want to go to, for example, Kowloon Central Library or Pui Ching Middle School, which are located in Ho Man Tin, the best metro station is Mong Kok East Station, rather than “Ho Man Tin” Station.

Ho Man Tin Station is not in Ho Man Tin. There is still no metro station in Ho Man Tin, the nearest one is Mong Kok East Station, located not very far away from Ho Man Tin.

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